York Subway Map
Greengrocers peddle their produce at Newgate market between Parliament St. and Shambles. (Open Apr.-Dec. M-Sa 9am-5pm, Su 9am-4:30pm; Jan.-Mar. M-Sa 9am-5pm.) Food and nightlife converge in York, as its city centre is filled with packed pubs, all of which serve bar meals during the day.
Oscar’s Wine Bar and Bistro, 8 Little Stonegate ( 652 002). This popular spot combines a chic courtyard and lively mood with massive portions of pub favorites. Open M-Sa ll:30am-llpm, Su noon-10:30pm.
Rubicon, 5 Little Stonegate (676 076). This hip vegetarian restaurant has exotic international options, as well as vegan and gluten-free dishes. Sandwiches £4.50. Entrees £7-9. Open daily ll:30am-10pm.
Betty’s, 6-8 Helens Sq. Traditional teas services (£5-9) are offered in a refined atmosphere. Entrees £3-12. Open daily 9am-9pm.
Ye Olde Starre, 40 Stonegate (623 063). The city’s oldest pub, with a license that dates to 1644. Pub fare (£4-7) includes Guinness pie, chili con carne, and Yorkshire pudding. Open M-Sa lOam-llpm, Su noon-10:30pm.
El Piano, 15-17 Grape Ln. (610 676). Laid-back atmosphere and colorful decorations make this vegetarian restaurant an ideal place to relax. Tapas £3. Entrees £8-13. Open M-Sa lOam-midnight, Su noon-midnight.